Thursday October 29, 2020

Rosh Hashanah 2018

Man blowing the Shofar in front of the Western wall in Jerusalem.
September 2018
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Labor Day
Monday September 3
-2 years, -1 months, -26 days
or -787 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 9
-2 years, -1 months, -20 days
or -781 days


Rosh Hashanah
Monday September 10
-2 years, -1 months, -19 days
or -780 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Monday September 17
-2 years, -1 months, -12 days
or -773 days


Rosh Hashanah for the year 2018 starts on Monday, September 10th ending the 2 day celebration at sundown on Tuesday, September 11. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Sunday, September 9th.

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish New Year for Jewish Americans. Rosh Hashanah begins on the first day of the seventh month in the Jewish calendar. The Day of Remembrance or the Day of Blowing the Shofar are other names for this holiday. Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah are the two most important days of atonement that most practicing Jews will observe in the calendar year.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to the start of Rosh Hashanah 2018

Monday, September 10th is day number 253 of the 2018 calendar year with -2 years, -1 month, -19 days until the start of the 2 day celebration/ observance of Rosh Hashanah 2018.

Rosh Hashanah
Name(s):Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, Day of Remembrance, Day of Blowing the Shofar
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:First day of Tishrei on Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Rosh Hashanah

HolidayDateDays to Go
Rosh Hashanah 2019 Monday, September 30, 2019 -395
Rosh Hashanah 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 -40
Rosh Hashanah 2021 Tuesday, September 07, 2021 313
Rosh Hashanah 2022 Monday, September 26, 2022 697
Rosh Hashanah 2023 Saturday, September 16, 2023 1052
Rosh Hashanah 2024 Thursday, October 03, 2024 1435